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(05-29-2019, 07:11 PM)spudnuts Wrote: I'm sure there are other ways to do it but this is how mine is set up, there is no external usage of my drives or plex but my internal network has access to both.

First I use linuxMint 18.3

I have all drives I want to be shared automount on startup.

Then I install samba like this:

Install samba in mint 18


sudo apt-get install samba --install-recommends

sudo apt install caja-share

sudo apt-get install libsmbclient libwbclient0 python-dnspython python-samba python3-smbc samba samba-common samba-common-bin samba-dsdb-modules samba-libs samba-vfs-modules smbclient

sudo service smbd start


Next I create a file named smb.conf and paste this text into it after changing stuff in brackets () to your names


[global]
server string = (computername that the network sees)
workgroup = WORKGROUP
client max protocol = NT1
security = user
map to guest = Bad User
name resolve order = bcast host wins
include = /etc/samba/smbshared.conf


After that I create a file named smbshared.conf and paste this text into it after changing stuff in brackets () to your names


[(name that you want to show in file manager)]
    force user = (your username)
    path = /home/(your username)/(name of drive - for instance 4tb drive)
    writable = yes
    public = yes

[(name that you want to show in file manager)]
    force user = (your username)
    path = /home/(your username)/(name of drive - for instance 1tb drive)
    writable = yes
    public = yes


Then I open /etc/samba as administrator and paste the 2 files in it and check the permissions to be sure both files are set to root.

After that I restart my computer and make sure the drives I just shared are writable by others and fix permissions if needed.


Next I install plex from the .deb file off the website and make sure it works and grabs the metadata.

Then I just put bookmarks in the web browsers (I use static IPs for internal machines) to access plex (I don't know about using kodi as I see no reason for it with plex installed).

Thank you SO much! This looks like something I can do on my main machine and still be able to keep my Windows set up. I use it occasionally for work and if I were to wipe that out I would lose that so this may just be the trick. I run 19.1 on my main machine. I'm going to try this on it and see what happens. Thanks again!
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Server - by muddy - 05-28-2019, 11:18 PM
RE: Server - by spudnuts - 05-29-2019, 07:11 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 05-30-2019, 08:46 AM
RE: Server - by spudnuts - 05-31-2019, 01:46 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-01-2019, 01:26 PM
RE: Server - by spudnuts - 06-01-2019, 05:47 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-01-2019, 06:06 PM
RE: Server - by spudnuts - 06-02-2019, 07:40 PM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-03-2019, 12:20 AM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-02-2019, 06:13 PM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-02-2019, 07:25 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-02-2019, 08:02 PM
RE: Server - by henrysay - 06-03-2019, 02:12 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-03-2019, 12:42 PM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-03-2019, 07:16 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-20-2019, 09:58 PM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-21-2019, 02:51 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-21-2019, 04:44 AM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-21-2019, 05:13 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-21-2019, 05:35 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-21-2019, 11:37 AM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-21-2019, 01:09 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-23-2019, 01:13 AM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-25-2019, 05:14 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 06-25-2019, 11:43 PM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-26-2019, 02:43 AM
RE: Server - by bescott9944 - 06-26-2019, 10:17 PM
RE: Server - by muddy - 07-04-2019, 10:16 AM
RE: Server - by muddy - 07-05-2019, 12:36 AM
RE: Server <SOLVED> - by muddy - 07-05-2019, 06:32 PM
RE: Server <SOLVED> - by bescott9944 - 07-10-2019, 02:08 AM
RE: Server - by dps - 07-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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